by Max Brantley
Ed David calls with word that his Bowman Road outlet of the Faded Rose has closed. He'd hoped to remain open through Saturday, Oct. 29, but staff had begun bailing out and he decided to close early.
Declining business dictated the closing after 23 years, David said. A lack of retail traffic lures in the shopping center, changes in the neighborhood and competition from chains all contributed, along with the poor economy.
The original Faded Rose on Rebsamen Park Road is still going strong, David said. "Join us there."